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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theycarry out
he/she/itcarries out
present participlecarrying out
past tensecarried out
past participlecarried out
  1. to do a particular piece of work, research etc
    The building work was carried out by a local contractor.
    An investigation is being carried out by the prison governor.
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    1. a.
      to do something that you have said you will do or that you have been told to do
      I expect my instructions to be carried out to the letter.
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